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Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says.

"Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans -- more than 8% of the population," Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, said in a college news release.

"One of the biggest dangers with asthma is that so many people who have asthma think it's well-controlled, when it actually isn't," he said. "When people have good solid information about how to control their asthma and reduce symptoms, they are better able to live the kind of active lives they want."

There is no cure for asthma, but there are ways to control it that enable asthma patients to do all the things they enjoy. These therapies include medications, immunotherapy and avoiding triggers.

Some people mistakenly believe that having asthma means not being able to exercise. But exercise boosts heart and lung strength and improves the immune system. Some exercises that work particularly well for people with asthma are swimming, walking, hiking, and indoor and outdoor biking, according to Mahr.

Tips for allergy relief?

My whole life I've had horrible allergies. Almost every day I have to blow my nose constantly and it's really embarrassing at school and other peoples houses. In summer and spring I can't even step outdoors without mucus pouring out of my nose non stop.


It's almost like you're describing my health problems. I have severe allergies and allergic asthma. I work at a summer camp which basically means I'm allergic to my job.

I'm currently taking Fexofenadine D which is Allegra D. It's prescription


It's almost like you're describing my health problems. I have severe allergies and allergic asthma. I work at a summer camp which basically means I'm allergic to my job.

I'm currently taking Fexofenadine D which is Allegra D. It's prescription

What's the best type of allergy relief?

I have severe allergies to cats and dogs and any animal with dander. I have tried all OTC allergy meds, and most prescription meds. When an allergry outbreak happens I get hives, swollen eyes, sneezing and have ended up in the ER more than 20 times with


Have you tried a steroidal nasal spray? Beconase AQ or Nasonex work great. You have to be on it five days or so for it to start working.
For long-term relief, you should consider allergy desensitation shots.


When I was living with my parents we had a lot of cats and 3 dogs my entire face would swell (eyes, lips and cheeks ect.) They put me on Zyrtec I took it every day and it really calmed it down. I still itched occasionally but my face stopped swelling